Peter C. Friday, Stella I. Mbah


Effective management of an organization or business requires a balance in the resolution of political, legal, economic and cultural issues. This study examined the influence of culture on management philosophy and practice in Nigeria. Survey research method and a theoretical framework based on Hofstede’s model were adopted for this study. The population of the study comprise of all the employees and management of two selected companies in Nigeria. A sample size of three hundred and fifty respondents was purposively selected from the population of the study. The data generated were analyzed using descriptive statistics, correlation and multiple regressions. Results of the analyzed data show that, power distance, level of uncertainty avoidance, level of individualism and degree of masculinity influence management philosophy and practice in Nigeria. The study recommends that companies operating in Nigeria should take note of culture in managing their businesses as any negligence might cost them their expected business outcomes.


Culture; management; Nigeria; organization; business

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